Millie Arp is a 27-year-old artist aspiring to be a full-time professional. She has always had a passion for art and pursued an education in Studio Art at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. While at Millikin, the fear of becoming a “starving artist” began to thicken, thus Millie pursued an additional degree in Secondary Education. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art and a Secondary Education degree in Art, she has landed an art-teaching job in her home town in East Central Illinois. While she is currently teaching art at the middle school level, Millie is working hard to get her art business underway while doing commission work on the side. With heartfelt passion and an unwavering dedication, she is working towards discovering her own unique voice and pursuing her dream of becoming a professional artist.